Office of Housing and
Residence Life

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The Juilliard residence hall experience offers students a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment that fosters development of practical life skills and independence. Residents are from all over the world and study in our dance, drama, and music divisions, creating a multifaceted community of artists where students enjoy building friendships, generating new ideas, and collaborating outside of the classroom. Juilliard’s Residence Life staff works to nurture the growth and development of all residents and coordinates fun and enriching programs throughout the year.

The Meredith Willson Residence Hall is located just steps away from the school building, providing a unique opportunity to have no commute and enjoy stunning views of Lincoln Center and the Upper West Side.

In addition to student housing, the Meredith Willson Residence Hall is home to the Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Suites and the Susan and Elihu Rose Presidential Suite, which provide apartment-style lodging for faculty members and guests.

When school is not in session, the residence hall is also available to host summer conferences.



Saturday & Sunday
12–5pm; 9pm–midnight


The Office of Residence Life consists of two full-time professional staff members who live in the building and provide 24/7 emergency response. Additionally, three live-in graduate assistants, two hall coordinators (H.C.s), and 11 resident assistants (R.A.s) support students in having the best possible experience in the residence hall. 

Residence Life hosts more than 100 programs each year which give students the opportunity to break free from their rigorous daily routine. Some programs are entirely social in nature, while others have an educational spin designed to give students the tools to succeed both in and out of the artistic realm.


Todd Porter, Director of Residence Life
Shakivla Todd, Assistant Director of Residence Life
Michael Williams, Operations Assistant for Residence Life


Room 1102, Meredith Willson Residence Hall
(212) 799-5000, ext 7400

Important Residence Hall Dates

The residence hall remains open for Thanksgiving recess, November 21-25, 2018, and Spring recess, March 2-17, 2019. Residents are permitted to remain in the hall; however, the cafeteria will have limited services during these breaks.

Dates Details
August 24, 2018 Residence hall move-in for new international students
August 25, 2018 Residence hall move-in for domestic students
November 21-25, 2018 Thanksgiving recess - residence hall remains open
December 21, 2018 Residence hall closes at 8pm for Winter Recess
January 13, 2019 Residence hall re-opens for Spring Semester
March 2-17, 2019 Spring Recess - residence hall remains open
May 18, 2019 Residence hall closes at noon for non-graduating students
May 25, 2019 Residence hall closes at noon for graduating students

Housing Selection

New Students

All first-time college students and any transfer students coming in with less than a full year of college coursework are required to live in the Meredith Willson Residence Hall and are required to complete a housing application, which will be made available after the enrollment deadline. Other transfer and new graduate students are welcome to apply for housing as well. Housing assignments are based upon space availability and on a first come, first-served basis. For transfer/graduate students, housing is not guaranteed; you will be notified if there is space after the first round of housing assignments is complete. The Housing Application will become available by May 3, 2019 through your application status page.

  • First-time college students/transfer students with less than one full year: Please submit the housing application form with the required non-refundable $150 housing reservation fee by May 15, 2019. New students can submit this fee through their application status page.
  • Other transfer students and graduate students: Please submit the housing application by May 15, 2019. Transfer/graduate students who have applied will incur a $150 housing reservation fee via the application status page after the priority deadline. This fee must be paid by June 1, 2019. In the event that Juilliard is unable to accommodate transfer/graduate students with housing, this fee will be returned to them.

If you require a paper copy of the housing application, please contact the Office of Residence Life directly at

students in room in residence hall
student reading a book
three students moving into the residence hall

Returning Students

Due to limited availability, on-campus housing is not guaranteed for all four years, and incoming transfer students and graduate students are not guaranteed housing. Each spring, current resident students are invited to participate in the housing selection process. Students pay a housing deposit and submit a housing application, and the room selection process takes place during the first week of May for the following academic year. The remaining spaces are then assigned to new students. Current resident students usually take the majority or all of the single rooms. Students without housing can apply to be on the waitlist should a space open up in the residence hall.

Note that students who attend at least one program from each of the four Foundations domains are given preferential placement in the housing selection process for the following academic year. Foundations programs give Juilliard students learning experiences that complement their academic curriculum and professional experiences.

Questions? Please call or email the Office of Residence Life: (212) 769-7400 or